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Sr. Product Development Specialist, Merch Innovation


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Sr. Product Development Specialist, Merch Innovation in SAN BRUNO, CA | Walmart Careers

Sr. Product Development Specialist, Merch Innovation

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Career Area
  • Job Function Merchandising and Sourcing
  • Employment Type -
  • Position Type -
  • Requisition 943256BR

What you'll do at

We are looking for an entrepreneurial Senior Product Development Specialist to join our growing team. The product specialist position will play a large role in the development of private branded product on This role will drive the execution of the private brand post commitment process; partnering with the Product Development Manager and suppliers to ensure proper tracking and on-time delivery. In addition to this core function the product specialist will support the Product Development Manager on sample receipt and approvals, competitive assessments, development presentations, and Item Development Matrix creation.
The ideal candidate will have product development and merchandising experience. You should be very detail-orientated and organized and have the ability to manage different timelines at once. You should also be able to work cross-functionally with various members of the team and supplier base. You should be a highly motivated self starter with a desire to learn and grow in the position.
• Works independently; manages projects in business area or category from strategy through execution
• Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience
• Impacts a range of customer, operational, project, retail or service activities within own business area or category
• Maintains specialized knowledge of the company, processes, industry and customers
• Leads a range of assignments related to business area or category
• Solves complex problems; uses analytical and deductive thinking and exercises judgement to create solutions
• Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of consumer product development objectives
• Ensures completion of assigned product development activities (e.g., stakeholder identification, product definition, scope, boundaries, targets and timeline) in the roadmap and monitors against KPIs
• Identifies and elevates issues to consumer product manager that may affect product timelines for the category or business area and recommends potential solutions
• Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of product development strategy and independently executes product development plans
• Suggests additional development opportunities for the product development forecast based on product and category knowledge and interaction with category specialists, suppliers, and related team members
• Performs product research and coordinates with category and related teams to analyze performance and product features within a category or business area
• Identifies industry trends by examining product and sales data for a category or business area to measure impact of existing features and potential areas for improvement
• Collaborates with cross-functional team members in own category or business area (i.e., Marketing, Merchandising, Consumer Insights, Creative Resources) to assist with the execution of product development plans

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• 3-5 years of product development or related merchandising experience

Preferred Qualifications

Category experience preferred
Highly organized and detail oriented
Keen eye for trends
Self starter
Entrepreneurial spirit and positive attitude
Strong communication skills

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?
"I have switched careers twice within Walmart and each time my leadership supported me in learning an entirely different business. "
— Scott, Senior Manager

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